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Research Report: Family Homelessness in Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson & Nanaimo.
Prepared by: Social Planning & Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) (see reports and research for appendices)


The City of Kamloops and HomeFree are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for 2015-2017 Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding.

HomeFree Landlord Forum 2015

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Project Homeless Connect 2014

HAP Report To Community 2014

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Join us for this unique live performance of local stories of homelessness!

Performances August 13-16th 2014 - Get Tickets Here

Info Session July 31st 2014

A Way Home: A Plan to End Youth Homelessness in Kamloops

A Way Home: Full Report

A Way Home: Summary

Kamloops Affordable Housing Developers Package

This information package brings together all of the current incentives and programs offered by all three levels of government — the City of Kamloops, BC Housing, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) — for those seeking to build affordable housing.

Housing First Forum

Housing First Forum: See the poster with all of the information and sponsors

Housing First Agenda: See the PDF listing the Participants and activities

Kamloops Housing First Forum – March 28th 2014 Presentations

Alina Turner Presentation

- Turner Research & Strategy inc.

E: turneralina@gmail.com
T: 403-827-8722
W: www.turnerresearchandstrategyinc.com

Catharine Hume presentation

- Mental Health Commission of Canada

E: chume@mentalhealthcommission.ca
Visit: www.mentalhealthcommission.ca
Visit: athome.nfb.ca/athome/blog/

Edie Fisher Presentation

– Homes First Society

Toronto Ontario
E: edie.fisher@homesfirst.on.ca

Steve Teekens Presentation

- Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence)


26Vaughan Rd. Toronto, ON
(416) 651-6750 Ext 2227
E: steekens@nameres.org

Announcing the launch of the No Straight Lines community theatre project!

Visit nostraightlines.ca and follow kamnostraight on twitter to learn more. Get involved in the project !
Join the fundraiser


The Kamloops Housing Board is pleased to host an Affordable Housing Development Forum at the Coast Hotel on November 14th.

- Opening address with Mayor Milobar
- Presentation from City of Kamloops, Development & Engineering Services
- Networking coffee break
- 3 presentations from successful housing developments
- Presentation from BC Housing
- Tour of local affordable housing
- Happy hour at the Noble Pig


Homelessness Action Week 2013

Homelessness Action Week has been taking place in B.C. for 8 years, we are happy to be celebrating in Kamloops with the following events.

An Evening Of Local Film & Discussion

Paramount Landmark Theatre
503 Victoria Street Kamloops, B.C
Wednesday October 16th, 2013 7-9:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Accepting donations of hygiene products, clothing & non-perishables

Project Homeless Connect

Friday Oct 18th 12-5:00pm
Spirit Square,
North Shore Kamloops at the corner of MacKenzie Ave & Yew St
Live Music by Full of Excuses, Free BBQ by the Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club

HAP Newsletter October 2013


Presentation to the Federal Finance Committee 2012

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Supports for Homeless People In Kamloops: Research & Resources

Download the Supports for Homeless People in Kamloops: Research & Resources-Summary2013 here

Download the Supports for Homeless People in Kamloops: Research & Resources here

See the ewaykamloops.ca website designed to house all of Kamloops' service providers



Kamloops Affordable Housing Study 2012

Kamloops Housing Board terms of Reference

Download the Affordable Housing Summary 2012 here

Download the Affordable Housing Study 2012 full document here

Download the Affordable Housing Study 2012 Appendix here

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Life Skills Development Project

Download the Life Skills Development Project report - Summary here

Download the Life Skills Development Project report here

The Kamloops Rent Bank

Rent Banks assist individuals and families when they find themselves in crisis, by providing small, low interest, loans to keep people in stable rental housing, or to pay utilities that are in arrears. Rent bank loans are for people who are in stable housing, but who have been challenged by an emergency situation that jeopardizes their income. Rent Bank loans are for people who do not qualify for other types of funding; people who would otherwise be left to fall through the cracks and enter the cycle of homelessness. Successful applicants will be families with the ability to make the small loan payments and engage in some financial training.

Please support us, the more funds we raise the more families we can keep housed! Operation of the Rent Bank will begin February 2013 with funding support from:

· The Interior Savings Community Investment Fund - $6,928

· The Kelson Group - $5,000

· United Way TNC - $3,000

· The Stollery Charitable Foundation - $27,000


We are seeking more funding, can you help? The more funds we have to loan out, the more families we can keep housed. Donations to the rent bank in any amount will be accepted on an ongoing basis through:


United Way – 177 Victoria St., Kamloops B.C. t. 250.372.9933 e. office@unitedwaytnc.ca

&

Elizabeth Fry Society – 827 Seymour St., Kamloops B.C. t. 250.374.2119 or toll free at 1.877.374.2119 e.officemanager@kamloopsefry.com



Click here for the
Homelessness Action Week 2012 poster
& share it!



Click here for the
Homeless Count 2012 poster & share it!







Thank You to All
Our Supporters & Partners!

Kamloops Foundation

Canadian Home Builders’ Association

Changing the Face of Poverty

City of Kamloops

Kamloops United Church

Community Agencies & Non-Profits

HAP Steering Advisory Group

Highland Valley – TECK

HRSDC Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Interior Health Authority

Kamloops Alliance Church

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

Kamloops Housing Board

HAP Leadership Council

Media Supporters

Provincial Employees Community Services Fund

Thompson Rivers University & TRUSU

United Way

Vancouver Foundation

Tula Community Fund

Volunteers